Committed to improving outcomes for people living with mental illness


Videos of Steve


Living Experience & Suicide Prevention

Steve created a series of 8 short videos, with a colleague at Public Health England, to explore the importance of directly involving suicide attempt survivors in local suicide prevention planning.


Interview with BBC at the launch of the Mental Health Act Review

Steve gave an interview describing his experiences of the Mental Health Act review, including how he ended up spending 6 hours in a Victorian police cell.


Mental Capacity Act / Mental Health Act webinar for SCIE

Steve took part in a webinar discussing the forthcoming changes to the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, for the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)


Living and working with an ongoing mental health condition

Steve talks to The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham about his experience of bipolar disorder, and different sources of support for people in crisis.


Steve speaks at Bridge 30th Anniversary

Bridge supports people with mental health problems by providing a ‘bridge’ between hospitals and the community. In February 2017 Bridge hosted its 30th anniversary conference, showcasing the latest thinking in mental health and wellbeing. They welcomed people who have benefited from their services to join with other experts, on what really works in supporting those with mental health problems become the best of themselves, and to discuss the future of mental health and wellbeing services.


Launch of Thrive West Midlands Mental Health Plan

Steve explains his role with the West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Commission and the opportunity the Thrive plan presents.